My passport expires in 6 months – what do I do?



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    TJ: you still have time to renew that passport - pay extra for an accelerated application. I would also contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, 65 Brooke St., London W1Y 4AH (tel. 020/7318-1300; fax 020/7318-1301; regarding your question.
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    Can I just confirm I am correct in thinking that, my 16 year old son is travelling to Lanzarote, Spain, with myself and his Dad, on the 28th December 2009, but my sons passport expires May 2010. Your knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jan G
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    Sorry, meant to say that I am guessing we do not have to renew his pasport just yet? Jan G
  • Re: Jan G: Can I just confirm I am correct in thinking that, my 16 year old son is travelling to Lanzarote, Spain, with myself and his Dad, on the 28th December 2009, but my sons passport expires May 2010. Your knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jan G

    If you son's passport expires before May 28th, 2010, you must renew it before he can travel with you. It must be 6+ monhts after his departure from Spain. If not, we can help, just let me know. We can do passport in just 4 days.
  • Re: I was born in the US although my mum is an Australian citizen and my Dad is a UK citizen. My US passport expired in 2004. I was five when it was issued in 1999 and am now sixteen. Can I reapply for a new one?
    Thanks, Louis

    Dear Louis, we can get you us passport, just follow the steps o n our website. If you can proof us citizneship (*your birth certificate), you can get your application executed at postal office and we can get it to you in few weeks. Please see our website and click on New Passport section.
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    Israel does not require a British citizen to have six months left on their passport. I have spoken to Immigration at Ben Gurion and they have confirmed this
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    Hi David,
    i have a situation here, i have indonesian passport and have to go to Malaysia then Singapore. each country only take 2 days for mr to stay, cause im bring some people to guide them to travel. and my passport expired in 4 month. am i still be able? the worst thing is. the flight schedule is in 8 am indonesia time in Dec 17th. it mean tomorrow. with this condition, can have like an emergency passport? and if i have an track record stay in malaysia is it gonna help?

    thanx for your time David

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    Hello David,

    i want to travel to the US.
    I am an Italian living in Greece. So i am in the V.W.P (visa waiver program).

    My passport expires on May 17th 2010, but i have a ticket to fly to the US (in new york) at 27 Dec 2009 (in 10 days)

    Are the US regulations strict in the 6 month period ? or will they allow me entrance ?
    (My stay will be for 12 days and I already have a return ticket..)

    thank you for your time and for sharing all this information
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    I am holder of Trinidad and Tobago PAssport expiring in April 28 2009 but also holder of USA green card. I want to travel to T&T on sunday and leave Jan 02, 2010. Will that be a problem? Will I need a passport extension?
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    I'm a british citizen and I would like to travel to the US in Feb - Mar 2010 but my passort expires in April.

    Would I be okay to travel? I know you have info on this on page one, I just like to double check.

    It would be great help, Thank you very much!
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    i am holder of malaysia passport. and now im currently study overseas. I would like to visit italy, london and paris during this july 2010. but my passport expired on 8th nov 2010. will it be any trouble for me to enter the countries? And after travel to these countries, i'll be back to malaysia around end of july, will i be allow to enter the country? ( i am a malaysian)
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    Nope u will not have a problem with the passport at least if you can get back to your country at least 1 to 2 month b4 your passport expires..
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    cali yes you will passport extension despite the fact that u ve green card stamps will be needed on your passport..
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    Gabriel they will allow you in since u r just staying for just 12days...
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    Hi, i am holding Latvian paspport and i am planning in January go to Spain (tenerife) through GB. Can I travel with passport which expires in March?
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    Hi I am a Malaysia passport holder currently staying in Sydney. I will be travelling back to Malaysia on 5th Feb to 20th Feb and in between arranged to take a short trip to Singapore on 6th Feb until 9th Feb.
    I have just realised that my passport will expire on 5 July 2010, which is less than 6 months from the date of entry/exit (5 months). I am worried as I cant renew my passport in Sydney and would need to travel to Canberra and I am not sure if I will receive my new passport before I fly off on 5th Feb. My intention is to renew my passport when I am back in Malaysia, although not possible on 5th and will do so after my short trip to SIngapore. Can someone let me know whether Singapore immigration is strict and would consider my entry? Thks.
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    going to dominician republic: Jan 21, 2010. My passport expires june 7, 2010. am i ok to go or do i need to renew my passport??

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    im a malaysian & also a singapore PR.My passport will b expired within 6mth on 4may2010,but i manage to booked a ticket from kl to sinagopre on 20th jan 2010.can i knw do they allow me to take the flight still?im worry that the air crew staff will ban me for entering the plane..

    Thks alot.
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    I live in US, green card, chinese passport holder. i want to travel to china and return US for two weeks in Feb. but my chinese passport will expires less than 6 month in july. is that ok?
    thank you.
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    I have a UK passport. I will be leaving for Mainland Spain within a week.
    Iwould wish to return to the Uk at the end of May if possible.
    My passport expires on the 13th of May. I have heard that this is ok.
    Your comments if you please
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    Trish - as a UK passport holder travelling in EU you only need a valid passport, even if its expires with a few weeks/days.
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    I am travelling to Mexico Feb 2nd returning Feb 9th 2010 and just realised my UK passport expires March 17th 2010. Although I am a British citizen and hold a British passport. I live in Canada and am a Canadian resident. I hold a valid Permanent Residency card. Does the 6 month rule apply? I read somewhere else that the 6 month rule is not mandatory and that I will have no problems entering and exiting Mexico. Thanks
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    Hi there. I am travelling to Mexico from Ireland on the 24th May, just for a week. I've just noticed that my passport expires July 9th this year. If I renew my passport does that mean that I need to change my flight booking or is my flight still valid, as I used a current passport when making my flights? Or is my current passport fine as it is for this trip?
    Also as I have a connecting flight in the US does this mean that I will face problems there regarding entry with my passport.

    All help appreciated.
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    Have a look at our guide to Passport expiry issues - I hope this helps? Is so please post a reply.
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    Thank you for your response. I had read this on the 1st post of this forum, but because it did not specifiy Mexico as being less rigid on the 6 month rule for British citizens I thought I would ask the question. Just to share for anyone else interested I did phone the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa and the Mexican Consultate in Toronto and they said it would be fine to travel with less than 6 months validity on a UK passport. They also specified that having a Permanent Residency Card of Canada was of benefit.

    So, Darren why don't you call the Mexican Embassy in Ireland to double check.

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    i have a passport that expirers in june 2010 and i want to go to spain in may 2010 would i be able to travel without buying a new passport?
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    I have Pakistani Passport, presently am studying in Belgium, I need to apply for UK and US visa to attend some conferences, but my passport expires in less than 6 months. Do I need a new passport or I can still apply?
    Best regards,
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    hey there,

    thanks so much for the information on here! i am hoping to go to asia (thailand, cambodia, vietnam and laos) in dec 10/jan 11 and my passport runs out on 29th may 2011 so i guess i would need a new one? would i just apply like usual before i go and take both passports? thanks!!
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    i will like to travel to Israel on the date 29/08/2010 how ever my passport will expire 2 months from then. i have an understanding that some countries you can not travel unless your passport is valid for another 6 months, (mine will be 2 months) is Israel one of those countries or will i still be aloud to travel?
    can you please reply to me on
    thank you
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    Fernando, all passports need to be valid for 6 months from the intended date of entering Israel. You may not need a visa though if you are Spanish or Portuguese.
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